Microb Cell Fact 2013 Apr 23;12:38. Epub 2013 Apr 23.
Vienna Institute of Biotechnology, Department of Food Sciences and Technology, BOKU-University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria.
Background: The ability of fungal cellobiose dehydrogenase (CDH) to generate H2O2 in-situ is highly interesting for biotechnological applications like cotton bleaching, laundry detergents or antimicrobial functionalization of medical devices. CDH's ability to directly use polysaccharide derived mono- and oligosaccharides as substrates is a considerable advantage compared to other oxidases such as glucose oxidase which are limited to monosaccharides. However CDH's low activity with oxygen as electron acceptor hampers its industrial use for H2O2 production. Read More